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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations, memberships and training. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With more than 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.

 
 

NOTICE: As of Dec. 5,
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Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of 
November 1, 2016
Agri Industries
All Finish Concrete
BlueLine Rental
Brand Energy Services
DRCM LLC
ND Small Organized Schools
Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
Valley City Teachers Center

 
Renewing Members as of 
November 1, 2016
Belle Fourche Pipeline
Bismarck Transition Center
Blackhawk Energy Services
Bourgault Industries
C&D Energy Services, Inc
City of Devils Lake
City of Fargo - Human Resources
City of Grand Forks
City of Wahpeton
City of West Fargo
Community Contractors, Inc
Complete Concrete, Inc.
Connole & Somerville Plumbing Heating & AC Inc
Consolidated Construction
Craft Electric, Inc.
Dakota Sanitation
Delta Process Field Services, LLC
E & J Rebar, Inc.
Electro Watchman, Inc.
Excavating, Inc.
Industrial Construction & Eng.
J2ML Industrial Inc
JDP Electric, Inc.
J-Mar Enterprises
JMS Crane and Rigging
Johnson's Wrecking
Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing
Linton Public School
M J Dalsin Company, Inc.
Marvin Windows & Doors
Mechanical & Ceramic Solutions
Midwest Steeplejacks, Inc.
MMI Excavation
Naastad Brothers, Inc.
ND Dept of Emergency Services
ND State Water Commission
NDSU Safety Office - Dept 3300
Network Center Communications
Northern Plains Railroad, Inc.
Northwest Tire
NOVA Fire Protection, Inc.
Pump Systems LLC
Rice Lake Construction Group
Right-A-Way Applicators, Inc.
Sanford Health - Bismarck
Sanford Health OCCMED
Schumacher Transportation
Shermco Industries
Simplex Grinnell
S-O-S, Inc.
Souris Valley Care Center
Spirit Lake Water Resource Mgmt
Stanley Community School
Storms Construction Inc.
Sun Electric
T & T Transport
T.F. Hudgins
The Village Family Service Center
Theodore Roosevelt Nat. Park
Train ND (Williston State College)
Vadakin, Inc.
Watco Terminal & Port Services
West River Transit
Western Steel Builders
 

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Home Heating Safety Tips

December 1, 2016 -- During chilly winter months, we rely on heating equipment to keep us warm. No matter which heating source or brand we choose, it’s important the equipment used is safely installed, operated, and maintained.
 
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) cites heating equipment as one of the leading causes for home fires in December, January, and February. Supplemental heating appliances must be given special attention, as nearly two out of three home-heating fires and five out of six associated deaths involve devices other than central furnaces or water heaters, according to the NFPA.
 
In addition to creating fire hazards, heating your home can also cause deadly amounts of carbon monoxide. Common sources in homes include fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, boilers, and gas stoves/ovens.
 

The North Dakota Safety Council offers the following home heating tips to keep you safe this winter season:

  • Before using your fireplace, have your chimney, flue, and vents inspected and cleaned by a certified professional. Always use a fireplace screen or door.
  • Select supplemental heating units that are safety tested and certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory. Choose a model with an automatic shut-off safety feature and guard around the flame or heating element.
  • Operate supplemental heating units at least 36 inches away from walls and combustible materials, including draperies, furniture, bedding, clothing, etc. Make sure the heater is positioned on a level, flat, and non-flammable surface away from water.
  • Have a certified professional inspect your furnace each year before the heating season. Make sure the inspection includes the furnace, chimney, vents, and gas lines.
  • Install at least one smoke alarm on each level of your home and outside each sleeping area. Test every month and replace batteries twice a year.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors outside each sleeping area. Carbon monoxide has no odor, color, or taste, so it cannot be detected by our senses.
For more winter safety tips, visit our Home and Community page.
 

OSHA Releases Top 10 Lists for FY 2016

November 30, 2016 -- OSHA announced their Top 10 lists at the NSC’s Congress and Expo earlier this fall. OSHA publishes these lists every year to alert employers about commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards addressed in these standards, before an OSHA inspection or employee injury.
 
OSHA issued a total of more than 35,000 citations in its Top 10 categories during fiscal year 2016, which ended Sept. 30. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, suggests companies take a look at this list and ask, “Would I find these at my workplace?”
 
OSHA’s most cited violations for fiscal year 2016 were:
  1. Fall Protection
  2. Hazard Communication
  3. Scaffolding
  4. Respiratory Protection
  5. Lockout/Tagout
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks
  7. Ladders
  8. Machine Guarding
  9. Electrical Wiring Methods
  10. Electrical-General Requirements

Click here to see the full article published in the NSC’s Safety and Health Magazine, including additional lists such as Top 10 “Serious” Violations, Top 10 “Willful” Violations, and OSHA’s Top 10 Penalties.


Submit Your Nominations Today!

November 28, 2016 – Award applications are now available for two of the NDSC’s most prestigious awards. Help us honor North Dakotan's who have gone above and beyond to improve safety and save lives by submitting your NDSC Award nominations today!

The Duane Kuehn Outstanding Safety Professional Award is given to an individual who has been instrumental in the development and implementation of safety programs and honors forward thinking individuals who place safety and innovation at the forefront of their activities.

The Lifesaver Award is presented to individuals who acted above and beyond the call of duty to assist and/or rescue another individual(s), at work or elsewhere.

Applications are available now. The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 6, 2017.
For questions, call Lynae Hanson at (701) 751-6102.

Recipients will be recognized at the NDSC's 44th Annual Safety and Health Conference, Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:15 a.m. in the Bismarck Event Center. The event is open to the public and tickets are available for purchase by calling the NDSC at (701) 223-6372.


Safety Council to Open $6 Million Hands-On Safety Training Facility
Photo and article as printed in the Bismarck Tribune Sunday, October 2

 ND hands on safety training facility 
Photo by Will Kincaid, Bismarck Tribune

The North Dakota Safety Council is breaking ground on a new 23,490-square-foot, hands-on safety training facility in Bismarck.

“This is a chance for us to bring training that’s not currently available here,” said Chuck Clairmont, the council's executive director.

Clairmont said research shows “blended learning” with both classroom and hands-on exercises helps with retention: “It’s a much more memorable way to learn.”

So users of the NDSC facility will be able to work on actual scaffolding for scaffold training, there will be a 26-foot tower for falls and confined space training, and trainees can be drilled on rigging and flagging and lockout tagout in real-life environments.

Up until now companies have sent workers to other states, such as Texas, for this type of training, according to Clairmont, who said another benefit will be the ability to partner with experts in different training fields. For example, Texas-based Roco Rescue, a leader in rescue training, helped with the design of the 26-foot training tower and will send some of its employees to use the Bismarck facility.

NDSC also has plans for training people on trenchers, cranes, scissor lifts and other heavy equipment. Much of this will start outside, but the organization aims to eventually build a 5,000-square-foot indoor arena for year-round equipment training.

Click here to read the full story from the Bismarck Tribune.

 


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The NDSC sends out relevant safety and training information to members and safety advocates, via email, on a regular basis. Some companies’ Internet Service Providers (ISP) block emails from the NDSC’s email service, Constant Contact. If your company is a member of the NDSC, or you have signed up to receive our email updates, but have not been receiving them,

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If you would like to receive our email updates but are not currently signed up, please sign up today! We offer information including monthly training updates, NDSC Quarterly Newsletters, and relevant safety news updates.

The North Dakota Safety Council provides safety training and services across the state, including the cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston.